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Compostela Valley Province, Philippines

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List of Municipalities in the Compostela province within Region XI in the Republic of The Philippines

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Compostela Province, Philippines

  • Compostela Valley has 11 Municipalities and 0 Cities, and 237 barangays. The barangays of Compostela Valley are listed within each municipality. Each barangay and municipality has an interactive webpage of its own.
  • Compostela Valley Registered Voters as of (2010) = 297,595
  • Compostela Valley Population (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 637,366
  • Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares) = 447,977
  • Compostela Valley is a 1st class province.
  • The province of Compostela Valley is in Region XI - Davao Region and in the island of mindanao.
  • Capital of the province is Nabunturan

Geography of Compostela Valley, Philippines

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The province of Compostela Valley lies in the mid-eastern portion of Mindanao Island, approximately within 125o40’ east longitude and 7o4’ to 8o00’ north latitude. It is bounded by Agusan Del Sur on the North, Davao Oriental on the East and South, Davao Gulf on the Southwest, and Davao Del Norte on the West and Northwestern portion.

Location of Compostela Valley, Philippines

  • 7.6000° N, 125.9500° E - Compostela Valley, Coordinates
  • The province of Compostela Valley is in Region XI - Davao Region and in the island of mindanao.

History of Compostela Valley, Philippines

Source verbatim:
Written by delight
Thursday, 15 July 2010

Compostela Valley officially became the 78th province of the Philippines on March 8, 1998 by virtue of Republic Act No. 8470 signed into law by President Fidel V. Ramos on January 30, 1998.

Congressman Lorenzo S. Sarmiento, Sr. filed in 1967 the bill that eventually became Republic Act. No.4867. The Act subdivided the massive Davao Province into Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte, and Davao del Sur. His next step was to create another province from Davao del Norte but he died before it materialized.

His son, Rogelio M. Sarmiento, who succeeded him as congressman of the then 1st district of Davao del Norte, pursued the plan with the support of then governor of Davao del Norte, Hon. Prospero S. Amatong, the province’s other two legislators - Congressman Rodolfo P. del Rosario of the 3rd district, and Congressman Baltazar A. Sator of the 2nd district.

The said officials expanded the coverage of the proposed new province to include the municipalities of Maco, Mabini, Pantukan, and Laak with Nabunturan as capital town because of its strategic location.

The name originally proposed for the new province was Davao del Norte but it was not carried because of technical and legal issues. The issues were resolved when the lawmakers and the House of Representatives Research Bureau agreed on the name Compostela Valley because of the land’s vast fertile plain.

The province of Compostela Valley is composed of eleven municipalities politically-grouped into two legislative districts: District I – Compostela, Maragusan, Monkayo, Montevista, and New Bataan; and District II – Laak, Mabini, Maco, Mawab, Nabunturan, and Pantukan. The province has a total land area of 4,666.93 square kilometers and is classified as a First Class Province.

At least nine ethnic tribes - Mansaka, Mandaya, Manobo, Mangguangan, Dibabawon, Aeta, Kamayo, Davaweño, and Kalagan – originally inhabited the province. Today, the major tribes are the Mansaka, Kalagan or Ka’gan, Mandaya, Mangguangan, and Dibabawon.

The demography of Mindanao as well as Compostela Valley shifted significantly at the turn of the 20th century with the influx of migrants from Luzon and the Visayas in the pre-world war and post-world war years. The bigger wave of immigrants arrived during the time of President Ramon Magsaysay in the 1950’s and early 60’s.

The logging boom by big-time concessionaires attracted additional thousands of migrants that eventually changed the demographic landscape of the province. Most of the ethnic tribes withdrew to the highlands and others inter-married and assimilated the culture and religion of the waves of people from Luzon, the Visayas, and parts of Mindanao.

Today, Compostela Valley is a virtual melting pot of ethnic groups dominated by a mostly Cebuano-speaking population and descendants of past migrants.

People of Compostela Valley, Philippines

  • For 2015 Compostela Valley Population = 736,107
    • For 2007 Compostela Valley Population = 637,366
  • Compostela Valley Registered Voters (as of 2010) = 297,595

Elected Government Officials of Compostela Valley Province, Philippines

Elected officials of Compostela Valley for the term of 2016-2019
  • Provincial Governor of Compostela Valley: Jayvee Tyron Lim Uy
  • Provincial Vice-Governor of Compostela Valley: Manuel "Way Kurat" Esquivel Zamora
  • House Representatives of Compostela Valley:
    • 1st District Congresswoman: Maria Carmen Zamora
    • 2nd District Congressman: Ruwel Peter Gonzaga
  • First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Board Members)
  1. Joanna Aileen Gentugaya
  2. Marie Jude Lopoz
  3. Nena Atamosa
  4. Joseph Jauod
  5. Renato Basañes
  • Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Board Members)
  1. Arturo Uy
  2. Kristine Mae Caballero-rañon
  3. Raul Caballero
  4. Macario Humol
  5. Vivencia Secuya

Elected officials of Compostela Valley for the term of 2013-2016
  1. Gentugaya, Ramil Lao
  2. Galicia, Paul Pregua
  3. Lopoz, Arvin Dexter Monforte
  4. Jauod, Joseph Tenorio
  5. Barte, Neri Rapista
  • Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Board Members)
  1. Jayvee Tyron Lim Uy
  2. Gonzaga, Ruwel Peter Sambas
  3. Richa, Cesar Dollamar
  4. Takasan, Moran Balonggo
  5. Humol, Macario Tubo

Elected officials of Compostela Valley for the term of 2010-2013

Barangays Elected Officials of Compostela Valley

Businesses in Compostela Valley, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

  • DOST - Website
  • UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: Twins Fried Chicken Restaurant and ABC Shopping Center

  • Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
Possible Businesses
  • Auto, Trucks, Motorcycle and Bicycle dealers
  • Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
  • Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
  • Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
  • Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
  • Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
  • Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations

Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Compostela Valley, Philippines

  • If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Compostela Valley, you can list that property for FREE HERE in Z-wiki.
  • You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale or lease for free here.
  • If you are a real estate developer, you can list your subdivision, condominiums, high rises, apartment complexes, shopping strips or malls, open market developments here for Free.

Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Compostela Valley, Philippines

The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed in this community page. Take a picture of the facade of your church or place of worship and it can be posted here. We can even provide you with a free webpage. You can enter the data (story about your place of worship) here yourself, email the information or pictures to ( or via Facebook.

  • List the Mosques or Masjid in Compostela Valley here.
  • List the Catholic churches and chapels in Compostela Valley here.
  • List the Methodist churches in Compostela Valley here.
  • List the Iglesia Ni Cristo churches in Compostela Valley here.
  • List the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Compostela Valley here.
  • List the Church of Jesus Christ Latter day Saints (Mormons) churches in Compostela Valley here.
  • List the Presbyterian churches in Compostela Valley here.
  • List the Baptist churches in Compostela Valley here.

Schools in Compostela Valley, Philippines

  • Take a picture of your school building(s) and send your pictures via email to ( or message me via Facebook. I will then post the pictures in this page.

School year 2017-2018 starts Monday, June 5, 2017 and ends Friday, April 6, 2018, for public elementary and secondary schools. The School Year shall consist of 204 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and the four days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted every quarter. However, learners are expected to be in school for a total of 195 class days.

  • List of schools: >>> click

PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be proficient in ENGLISH.

The name of your school in Compostela Valley can be listed here. You can list it like this:

  • Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
    • Address of your school
    • Telephone Number
    • Principal of the school

You can also create a webpage for your school. We can help you.

Economy of Compostela Valley, Philippines

  • If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of Compostela Valley you can post that article here. If you come across any news item that talks about the economy of Compostela Valley, you may post it here. Of course you have to reference the writer of the article. Any improvement to transportation, power and service usually improves the economy of the community, so go ahead and report that too.

Jobs in Compostela Valley Philippines

If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of Compostela Valley, Philippines, you may post it here.
Remember to be as descriptive as possible and to post your Company name, Contact person, physical address, email address and Phone number..
Post expiration of Job Application. Go ahead and Click HERE to Insert your job offer in the "Jobs in Compostela Valley Philippines" page.

Natural Resources of Compostela Valley, Philippines

Protect the environment

It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!

Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More

We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.


  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.

Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Compostela Valley, Philippines

  • Help us post some interesting pictures. This will help boost the local economy of the community. Anything that is unique or anything that stands out in your community may be a tourist attraction.
  • Landmarks are usually photographed a lot by visitors. Send your pictures via email to ( or via Facebook.

Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Compostela Valley, Philippines

Every city or municipality has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Compostela Valley.

Philippine News

  • PH, Indonesia boost campaign vs smuggling
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018
THE Philippines and Indonesia have agreed to heighten their partnership and cooperation in combatting smuggling in Southeast Asia.
Manila and Jakarta raised the need to improve efforts among the member-states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to address illicit cross-border trade ........... Full Story»

  • Poland seeks improved economic relations with PH
  • Monday, November 12, 2018 10:12 am
The government of Poland has sought to improve its bilateral economic relations with the Philippines as it reopened its embassy in Manila after a long 24-year break.
Joanna Wasiewska, deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Manila, told reporters during the celebration of the Polish National Day, a centenary of regaining of the Polish independence, of the good prospect for increased exchange of trade and people to people contacts, and tourism for both countries ........... Full Story»

  • Pinay booters advance to 2nd leg of qualifier
  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018 11:00 am
The national women’s team earned a spot in the second phase of the 2020 AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament after winning its first three matches in the first round of the competition being held in Hisor, Tajikistan.
The Filipinas defeated Singapore (9-0), host Tajikistan (3-1) and Mongolia (6-1) to progress into the next round with one match remaining in Group A ............................... Full Story»

Compostela Valley Zip Codes

Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
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8800 Nabunturan Compostela Valley
8801 Montevista Compostela Valley
8802 Mawab Compostela Valley
8803 Compostela Compostela Valley
8804 New Bataan Compostela Valley
8805 Monkayo Compostela Valley
8806 Maco Compostela Valley
8807 Mabini Compostela Valley
8808 Maragusan Compostela Valley
8809 Pantukan Compostela Valley
8810 Laak Compostela Valley

Compostela Valley, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling

Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In

Your cycling activity can be posted here and it will be shown in all the Provincial, City, Municipal and Barangay pages. Your 2015 Cycling Race or Activity can be Posted here.

  • ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
  • CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
  • Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>

The oldest living man or woman in Compostela Valley, Philippines

Do you know who the oldest living man or woman is in Compostela Valley? is starting this inquiry in order to honor the older generation of the Philippines. Please provide the full name and date of birth of the elder living in Compostela Valley. We will then post your entry in the Oldest Living Man or Woman in the Philippines page.

Compostela Valley, Philippines Photo Gallery

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